2001–02 Asian Club Championship

2001–2002 Asian Club Championship
Tournament details
Dates September 2001 – April 2002
Teams 25
Final positions
Champions South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2nd title)
Runners-up South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs
Third place Iran Esteghlal
Fourth place Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 177 (3.69 per match)

The 2001–02 Asian Club Championship was the 21st and last edition of the annual international club football competition held in the AFC region (Asia). It determined that year's club champion of association football in Asia.

Suwon Samsung Bluewings of South Korea won their 2nd consecutive Asian Champions title, beating Anyang LG Cheetahs of South Korea 4–2 on PSO.

First round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Esteghlal Iran w/o1 Lebanon Al-Hikma
Al-Ahli Jordan w/o2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad Jeddah
Al-Quds State of Palestine 2–1 Yemen Al-Ahli 0–0 2–1
Jableh Syria 0–2 Kuwait Al-Kuwait 0–0 0–2
Al-Zawraa Iraq 7–1 Qatar Al-Wakra 3–0 4–1
Köpetdag Aşgabat Turkmenistan 0–4 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 0–1 0–3

1 Al-Hikma withdrew.
2 Al-Ahli withdrew.

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sông Lam Nghệ An Vietnam w/o1 Sri Lanka Saunders SC
Happy Valley Hong Kong 12–0 Macau GD Lam Pak 7–0 5–0
Selangor FA2 Malaysia 0–7 China Dalian Shide 0–2 0–5
New Radiant Maldives 1–3 Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 1–2 0–1
BEC Tero Sasana Thailand 8–1 Singapore Singapore Armed Forces 3–0 5–1
Kashima Antlers Japan 4–13 Indonesia Persija Jakarta 4–1 n/p

1 Sông Lam Nghệ An withdrew.
2 Selangor FA were entered after Penang, who had withdrew due to club financial problem.
3 The match was played over one leg in Kashima on 24 October due to the political climate in Indonesia.

Second round

West Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ittihad Jeddah Saudi Arabia 4–4 (a) Iran Esteghlal 3–2 1–2
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 9–3 State of Palestine Al-Quds 3–2 6–1
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 3–3 (4–3p) Iraq Al-Zawraa 1–2 2–1
Nasaf Qarshi Uzbekistan 7–3 Tajikistan Umed Dushanbe 4–1 3–2

East Asia

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 21–0 Sri Lanka Saunders SC 18–0 3–01
Happy Valley Hong Kong 1–10 China Dalian Shide 0–2 1–8
Anyang LG Cheetahs South Korea 11–0 Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 8–0 3–0
Kashima Antlers Japan 3–1 Thailand BEC Tero Sasana 3–0 0–1

1 Saunders did not show up for the 2nd leg.


West Asia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iran Esteghlal 321094+57
Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi 312043+15
Kuwait Al-Kuwait 302136−32
United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda 301269−31

6 February 2002
Al-Kuwait Kuwait 1–1 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Faraj Laheeb  74' Bahromjon Haydarov

10 February 2002
Al-Wahda United Arab Emirates 1–2 Uzbekistan Nasaf Qarshi
Mohammed Salem Al Enazi  1' Abdul Aziz Mohammed  41' (o.g.)
Numon Khasanov  45'

East Asia

South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 321040+47
South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs 30302203
China Dalian Shide 302113−22
Japan Kashima Antlers 302113−22


Third place match



2001–02 Asian Club Championship
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Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Second Title


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